The urgency of these interrelated issues cannot be overstated. Your city is invited to join the 2020-2021 efforts to secure legislative and rule-making success in maintaining the State of Texas’ origin-based sales tax sourcing.
Current Community Members
- Round Rock
- Grand Prairie
- San Marcos
- Farmers Branch
- New Braunfels
STC members are working with all interested parties to ensure that changes to sales tax administrative laws and rules designed to allow Texas to comply with the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Wayfair case for REMOTE sales tax collection compliance is carried out in a thoughtful deliberate process that ensures understanding by all parties and minimizes the potential harmful impacts of any proposed change in law on historic intra-state sales tax administration.
STC member communities have represented rural, urban and suburban centers. While diverse in size and geography, these communities have one thing in common: They all understand the challenges and opportunities inherent as the State of Texas adopts rules and regulations to impose a collection requirement on remote sellers and marketplace providers, without disrupting the historic treatment of intra-state sales tax that has been in place for the past 70 years.
With the Wayfair decision, the just announced Interim Charges given by Speaker Bonnen in the House of Representatives and depending on the interpretation of newly enacted marketplace State Law legislation, many communities could face drastic revenue fluctuations. This makes planning and budgeting very difficult. Included in this uncertainty is a concern about the current and future prospects for municipal sales tax bond financing.